The latest star of Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint, DXnext alum Nicki Minaj, is slated to drop her Pink Friday debut next month. With initial plans for November 23, Minaj has announced that her release will advance to the popular Monday-before-Thanksgiving release date of November.

The announcement was made by, who frequently is in contact with the Young Money camp.

The move will make Minaj’s debut a direct competitor with the likes of Kanye West’s upcoming release, as well as expected works from Cassidy, Akon and a Jay-Z compilation set to included unreleased tracks. (October 14)

UPDATE: The artwork was revealed today, seen above.